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This guy is eccentric, which makes him fun to watch:

An inventor from Northern Ontario, Canada who’s hell bent on constructing a RoboCop suit to make Canadian military troops invincible in war.  Here’s a glimpse of the saga of Troy Hurtubise – the man, the dreamer, the legend.

I love how his inspiration came from Robocop.  Interesting how he was willing to give the technology over to the Canadian government and they couldn’t care less apparently.  If what he has is as good as he says it is, i’m surprised some big American outfit hasn’t come knocking.  I’m glad to see he hasn’t given up.

There is a book and a movie about his work on Project Grizzly.

Thoughts?  Is he nuts, or does he actually have something?

Hat tip: Jay


The war games that children play:

Summer war games between the neighbourhood kids turn deadly serious when jealousy and betrayal enter the mix, in this alternately hilarious and horrifying black comedy that mixes equal parts Lord of the Flies and Roald Dahl.


An official selection for the 2012 Toronto international film festival.

Like I mentioned before, independent films really can go either way for me.  This one looks pretty well done, but sadly i’ll probably never see it because of its limited release.


Hat tip: Steven


Sometimes I find Tom Green funny, other times I feel like he tries too hard to be funny and it ends up being far from funny.  He doesn’t seem to be trying in this, nor is he funny in it (besides at 6:40), but I figured some of you guys would want to see it anyway.

For the most part Canadian comedy is like British comedy for me.. I don’t really “get” how it’s funny most of the time.

“Who would have thought i’d meet Tom Green EH? In the middle of Afghanistan EH?” <– That guy must have been a plant.

I love the weapons handling.. he just asks if its loaded and takes their word for it. *Facepalm*



Very talented guy,  I wouldn’t even know where to start.

Pretty neat that he made it in parts just like the real rifle.  I was pretty impressed to see the detachable ELCAN optic, magazine, and working bolt too.

Reminds me of the Wood Glock 19 I posted about a long time ago.

More info on the C7 at Colt Canada – HERE

Background of C7 wiki – HERE


Brigadier-General Daniel Ménard, who commands the Canadian and American troops who make up Task Force Kandahar, approached the media on Saturday, citing a need for openness, to say that his C8 carbine had fired unexpectedly at Kandahar air base on March 25th.

Full Story – HERE

I admire his coming forward and ordering an investigation on himself.  I’d assume that most, with such a high rank may have tried their hardest just to sweep it under the rug.  I guess the fact that he fired the rifle inside an American helicopter and almost hit a Canadian official probably made it a bit more of a big deal.

As you see in the title of the post I put “negligent” discharge, as opposed to it being a possible “accidental” discharge according to the article.  By my definition (and the definition of most) an accidental discharge is a mechanical failure of the weapon system, whereas a negligent discharge is a failure of the operator. Since the Brigadier-General was holding the rifle when it fired, I’d be willing to put my money on the fact that he had the safety off, and his booger hook on the bang switch.

I found the last paragraph in the article also interesting:

In the past 18 months, more than 600 Canadian Forces soldiers have been convicted of negligently discharging their weapons. Most of those incidents involve junior soldiers or recruits and many of them an instance of pulling the trigger prematurely during firing range practice.

Convicted?  So soldiers and recruits get convicted of a negligent discharge even if they are practicing on a the shooting range and the shot goes down range?  Although I don’t like the idea of a shot going ANYWHERE that is unintentional, I think it’s kind of harsh to tarnish the permanent record of a soldier that is still learning in cases where no one got hurt, and there was absolutely no chance of someone being hurt.  I wonder how a ND during training will affect their military career?  Seeing as retention is key in military organizations, this seems like a good way to lose soldiers.

600 ND’s in a year and a half seems like quite a lot, regardless of where they are occurring.

More info on the C8 carbine at Colt Canada – HERE